”Legislation and Laws about the use of images ? ” by Patrick Dejarnac
Right of reply : belgian law of 23.06.1961 concerning diffamation or misinformation
Judicial condamnation. There must be an offense against the law :
- Image rights : In public areas, no law prohibits taking pictures of someone, but it is forbidden to broadcast the picture ore someone without their permission. Difference between private person and public person. Difference between information and business publications. « If we can deduce that the person has agreed tacitly and if the picture represents the original context and is used for information », it’s okay. Duration : 20 years after is was taken.
- Copyright : concerning the owner’s image, object, buildings or something else you are publishing. Duration : 70 years after the death’s owner.
No law concerning retouch pictures. But in political uses (right or left), it’s an old history :
5 May 1920, Lénine in Moscou with Trotski and Kamenew on the steps
Later, Trotski and Kamenew are replaced by five wood steps.
For students’ IP, questions you have to know the answer :
- Which are the rules in your country concerning the copyrights, the images rights and privacy in this cases?
- Which are the schools rules concerning such an use in your classroom?
And what about copyright and teaching? Creative Commons is an interesting alternative to share resources into a public environment.